New knife came Monday!
Been wanting a Case Mini Muskrat, to do my prefered blades mod to, for a while.
But the things are discontinued, and Spendy when they pop up. Or cheap at auction and I miss them/get snipped… lol I never was a good bidder. On top of which, no other manufacturer makes one in that size right now. Those other discontinued models from the rest being older and harder to find than the Case too.
Enter Cases’ Mini Moose. Something I’ve been trying to buy for several months, always coming up with something else to do instead… (most recently the LCP2 shown a few days ago.)
So, I’d put off buying a mini moose for a fancy damascus stockman… which I put off to get the gun. But I still had a “I want a knife” itch… Just no knife budget.
Enter my old favorites in low cost high quality: Rough Rider. Imported, but Nice.
So, I was browsing RRs, and suddenly hit on a moose, that looks ldentical to all the ones they have out now that are regular sized (4.5″), but the nail nicks were much bigger on the blades! Look at the details, and Hey! A mini moose @ 3.5″!
They call it a small moose.
A little digging found them in 3 different, recent handle materials/runs.
None of the materials really looked good to me, I went with the least unattractive one.
Turned out to be great, its kinda a amber carved apaloosa stag…
Appaloosa is a bone look that Case and a few others have done, mottled and spotted like horses of the same name. Its always seemed that I’m unique among most trad knife lovers, I prefer dye jobs that are faded, mottled or un even, even where theyre supposedly supposed to be a solid color. Its more natural and has character. Thus, I really love the look on this knife!
But yeah… shut up and show pics. Right.
For scale, a Victorianox apprentice, and a Case peanut.
Great clip blade, and a really sexy curvy spey.
And how deep that spey sits closed is great!
Since I’ll most likely be using the other blade the most. 🙂
I like the handle look as well, looks like it already has a few miles on it, while still being shiny and new!